The Northern Lighthouse Board is the General Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man. It provides marine navigation aids to assist the safe passage of mariners through waters in these areas. It is also responsible for marking and dispersing wrecks which are a danger to navigation.
The board is based at its Georgian headquarters building in George Street in the centre of Edinburgh, from where it remotely monitors its network. Technical operations are carried out from bases in Oban, Argyll and Bute, where there are maintenance workshops and facilities for the construction of buoys and beacons. The NLB’s vessels are also based here.
Lighthouses on the coast of Scotland managed by The Norther Lighthouse Board will be featured in the research undertaken by STORMLAMP.